Posts Tagged: power

What Training Qualities Do You Need?

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Performance training for athletes can be designed to help the following qualities: speed strength quickness power mobility/flexibility rehab conditioning Well that right there is 7 qualities. Sometimes we only have 4-12 weeks to help an athlete get ready for their sport. That is not a lot of time to work on quite a few things. […]

Speed and Agility Training vs. Testing

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There are some subtle differences when athletes are training for performance vs. when they are preparing for testing. I have been working with one of our athletes privately for the last three years in this exact fashion. Each summer he participates in a bunch of camps/combines where he gets tested. His school also puts a […]

Should Golfers Chase Swing Speed?

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New equipment has helped the game of golf a lot. One thing that I have seen a lot of in the fitness world is swing speed. We have a swing speed radar and it was easy to get, easy to use, and easy to chart progress. I like using it for before and after. I […]

What do Golfers Even Get From Stretching?

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I am not a fan of stretching. I think there are many other things that we can do to play better golf before I even think about stretching. Even then, the benefits are so minimal that I don’t think they are worth a golfer’s time or money. Personally, I have not really found any benefits […]

Lifting Weights Makes Golfers Bulky, Huh?

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Golf fitness is absolutely in the forefront right now. It was only a matter of time before this happened but we are still divided on where we stand on it. Last week, I discussed how we are absolutely lost on the topic. It seems like the golfers that win are commended for their plan and […]

Pro Agility Tips and Tricks

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The pro agility is a good drill for both measuring and training for change of direction. It is included in the NFL combine and it is easy to implement. The rules are simple. Set up 3 cones, five yards apart, spanning 15 yards. Start on the middle cone. Run left or right to the first […]

Does Strength Cause Golfers to Get Hurt?

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I am confused after this weekend. Brooks Koepka just won the US Open. He did it by hitting the ball a mile, stuffing iron shots into pins, and putting incredibly when it mattered. It is really hard to beat those attributes when they are all working together. Its very impressive when you break it down. […]

So You Want to Get Quicker…

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Improving quickness is one of the biggest reasons that athletes will seek out training. Quickness is a great thing because everyone notices it. Opponents, coaches, and scouts will always recognize and respect quickness. I also find quickness to be the biggest area of growth in most athletes. It has the most room for improvement. In […]

3 Ways to Use Sleds for Speed Training

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Every time we break out the sleds, the moans and groans are surely to follow. All of our athletes and adults have been through some kind of conditioning with the sleds. This can obviously be really hard. Some people find it to be fun but some people are also crazy. Weight sleds have a lot […]

4 Key Differences between Junior and Adult Golfers

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Many golf and fitness pros have a lot of experience with training adults. At Evolution, we are lucky to work with both adults and young athletes. It gives us a good advantage when working with different populations. The main underlying theme of training young athletes is that they are not mini adults. The way that […]